News of Rwanda (Kigali)

29 March 2014

Rwanda: Poland, Rwanda to Strengthen Trade Cooperation

Poland is seeking ways to boost trade cooperation with Rwanda, due to the country's favorable business climate. The move is aimed at improving bilateral cooperation in trade and investment between two countries.

Rwanda has set up reforms to make the country business friendly including reducing the period of registration procedures, introducing online registration, easing tax paying and 24 hours to get an investment certificate among others.

Rwanda was however ranked the second best place to do business in Africa according to the World Bank's Doing Business 2014 report

As a resultant, over 30 Polish investors from Lodz held discussions in Poland on March 25, 2014 with Rwanda's ambassador to Germany Christina Nkurikiyinka to have a gauge of the available investment opportunities in Rwanda.

The officials discussed possibilities for both countries to be in business partnership in general, and relationships between both Kigali and Lodzkie region.

Both the parties emphasized on the need to expand cooperation to maintain the momentum of development.

Nkurikiyinka provided all the necessary details on investment conditions, investments opportunities and the advantages of considering Rwanda as a partner in business.

Last year, Rwanda and Poland pledged continued collaboration in sectors like education energy, SMEs and agro-business.

Poland commends the strides made by Rwanda in fostering quality education.

The development also encourages Polish government to increase its investment and partnerships in education projects in Rwanda.

So far, the partnership is more evident in MBA and PHD scholarships offered by Poland to Rwandan students, as well as establishment of Poland supported school of visually impaired children situated in Kibeho, Nyaruguru district located in the Southern province.

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